The Best Episodes of Jane the Virgin

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018

Jane Villanueva, a religious young Latina woman, has her vow to save her virginity until her marriage shattered when a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup. The biological donor is a married man, a former playboy, and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.

Chapter Forty-Four

#1 - Chapter Forty-Four

Season 2 - Episode 22

WEDDING BELLS – After moving up the wedding day, Jane and Michael find all their carefully made plans thrown into chaos. To make matters worse, Jane is unhappy with her current graduate thesis, but changing it might put a wrinkle in her big day. Rafael still has feelings for Jane, but is torn about whether he should speak now or forever hold his peace. Petra has her own family drama when Anezka has a medical emergency and ends up in the hospital. Meanwhile, Rogelio and Xo are finally coming to terms with the state of their relationship until Xo gets surprising news.

star 8.27
685 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Paul Sciarrotta, Jennie Snyder Urman
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Chapter Eighty-One

#2 - Chapter Eighty-One

Season 4 - Episode 17

Jane discovers Rafael is keeping a secret from her; Alba's big day finally arrives; Jane, Xo and Rogelio are ready to celebrate, but Alba has other plans; Petra and JR make a decision about their future that neither of them saw coming.

star 8.22
306 votes
Writers: Gina Lamar
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Chapter Twenty-Two

#3 - Chapter Twenty-Two

Season 1 - Episode 22

After having false labor, Jane insists that Xo and Rogelio go to Las Vegas to perform their show, but once they are gone the labor turns very real. Xo does everything she can to get back to help Jane, but ends up making Rogelio feel like he’s not part of the family. The truth about Michael and Rafael’s feelings for each other, and Jane, are put aside to help make Jane’s labor easier. With the good news on the birth of Jane’s baby, Alba is excited to tell her special friend. Meanwhile, Petra learns some very important information that concerns Rafael, leaving her to decide if she should tell him.

star 8.19
464 votes
Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Writers: Josh Reims, Jennie Snyder Urman
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Chapter Twelve

#4 - Chapter Twelve

Season 1 - Episode 12

Jane gets a big break in her career, but it all seems too good to be true, especially when it involves Rogelio. Rafael is stressed about Sin Rostro’s connection to the hotel and begins to fear for his family’s safety. Meanwhile, Petra’s past is quickly catching up with her and she is disheartened when she learns the truth about someone very close to her.

star 8.06
464 votes
Directors: Gina Lamar
Writers: David S. Rosenthal
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Chapter Sixty-Four

#5 - Chapter Sixty-Four

Season 3 - Episode 20

Jane struggles to find the right words for Rogelio and Xo’s ceremony, when she learns about a mysterious letter that Michael wrote before their wedding. Rogelio and Xo are excited for their big day, but Rogelio gets some shocking news that could put things on hold. Once again Rafael is upset with Luisa and asks her to leave, but Luisa has a plan of her own. Meanwhile, Petra is skeptical about Jane’s feelings for Rafael which leads her to make a rash decision.

star 8.00
671 votes
Directors: Melanie Mayron
Writers: Micah Schraft, Jennie Snyder Urman
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Chapter Thirteen

#6 - Chapter Thirteen

Season 1 - Episode 13

Jane and Rafael are excited to find out the sex of the baby, but a medical issue means Jane might miss her graduation. Xo notices that something is going on with her mother, Alba, but Alba is too embarrassed to talk about it. Meanwhile, Michael thinks he has finally figured out who Sin Rostro is, but he must try to capture him before he slips away.

star 7.89
463 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Josh Reims
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Chapter Forty

#7 - Chapter Forty

Season 2 - Episode 18

Jane and Xo face the outcome of the bachelorette party. Meanwhile, Michael babysits Mateo; Rafael grows upset when he witnesses Mateo do something for the first time; Rogelio lands in hot water at work; and a troublemaker is after Petra.

star 7.89
640 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin
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Chapter Thirty-Six

#8 - Chapter Thirty-Six

Season 2 - Episode 14

Jane and Michael are back together and Jane wishes she had never left Michael in the first place. Rafael appears to have regressed to his playboy ways and Petra is concerned about him. But Petra is not aware that Rafael is helping Michael find Mutter’s other son, Derek. Rogelio’s new assistant, Paolo, is actually his stalker Lola. Finally, Petra gives birth to the twins.

star 7.88
615 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin
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Chapter Twenty-Three

#9 - Chapter Twenty-Three

Season 2 - Episode 1

After Jane discovers Mateo’s abduction, chaos ensues, especially when they all learn Sin Rostro is involved and demanding a ransom. Trying to help, Rogelio tweets about Mateo’s kidnapping making the Villanueva family targets of the paparazzi. Despite everything that has happened, Jane must also focus on motherhood and turns to Xo and Alba for help, leaving Rafael feeling left out. Meanwhile, Petra is conflicted with what to do with Rafael’s remaining sperm sample.

star 7.88
718 votes
Writers: Jennie Snyder Urman
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Chapter Thirty-Four

#10 - Chapter Thirty-Four

Season 2 - Episode 12

Jane is considering whether or not to take her relationship with Jonathan to the next level and turns to Xo for advice. Xo and Rogelio have their own relationship issues to work out. Meanwhile, as a favor to Rafael, Jane agrees to help Petra by throwing her a baby shower. Luisa is in a terrible car accident, but all is not as it seems. Michael comes to a realization he must share with Jane.

star 7.88
624 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Madeline Hendricks
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Chapter Thirty-Nine

#11 - Chapter Thirty-Nine

Season 2 - Episode 17

Jane's bachelorette party doesn't go as she envisioned thanks to input from Xo and Lina. Meanwhile, Rogelio's plans for Michael's bachelor party disrupt Michael's evening with his friends; and Rafael attempts to unearth Derek's true motives.

star 7.87
655 votes
Writers: Carolina Rivera
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Chapter Seventy-Seven

#12 - Chapter Seventy-Seven

Season 4 - Episode 13

When Jane, Rogelio and Alba learn what is going on with Xo, they all try to comfort her, but Xo insists they let her live her life. Rogelio finally gets River Fields to agree to meet with him, but he learns that River has another plan in mind. Rafael is on a mission to find his sister, who may have the information he has been looking for. Meanwhile, Jane is upset with Petra after her girls spill a secret to Mateo.

star 7.87
330 votes
Directors: Gina Lamar
Writers: Deirdre Shaw, Chantelle M. Wells
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Chapter Fifty-Four

#13 - Chapter Fifty-Four

Season 3 - Episode 10

Jane recreates her first date with Michael in an attempt to relieve their mounting stress. Meanwhile, Rogelio throws a tantrum on the red carpet, and it goes viral; Rafael strives hard set a good example; and Bruce's daughter lands in trouble.

star 7.86
845 votes
Directors: Melanie Mayron
Writers: Micah Schraft, Jennie Snyder Urman
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Chapter Thirty

#14 - Chapter Thirty

Season 2 - Episode 8

Jane and Rafael are still at odds with each other as they are about to celebrate Mateo’s first Christmas. Jane discovers that the scholarship she thought she had been awarded isn’t quite that and now needs to find a way to pay for grad school. Rogelio has employed an intern and is having trouble trusting him. Petra is struggling with the latest dilemma her mother has gotten them into. Meanwhile, Michael is trying to find Luisa’s mother who he now suspects is not dead and may be involved with Sin Rostro.

star 7.86
618 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Paul Sciarrotta, Carolina Rivera
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Chapter Six

#15 - Chapter Six

Season 1 - Episode 6

Jane and Rogelio begin to grow closer until she meets his mean twin teenage stepdaughters, who are determined to make her life miserable. Rogelio insists Xo uses his band for her big performance at the Mirabella Hotel, but the band is not what she was expecting. Elsewhere, Rafael finds himself arrested after Petra files a complaint against him. Meanwhile, Jane is conflicted about the direction of her relationship with Michael and what will be the best choice for her.

star 7.86
572 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Paul Sciarrotta
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Chapter Twenty-Four

#16 - Chapter Twenty-Four

Season 2 - Episode 2

Jane is finally in a rhythm with Mateo, but finds herself out of step with Rafael and Michael and the potential love triangle that is brewing between them. In order to not be sued for missing their Vegas arrangement, Xo and Rogelio must perform on a cruise ship. Petra and Rafael are suspicious of Lachlan and his recent business proposal, but are soon faced with an even more shocking revelation. Meanwhile, Alba makes a very big decision that will impact her life.

star 7.86
629 votes
Directors: Ed Ornelas
Writers: David S. Rosenthal
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Chapter Seven

#17 - Chapter Seven

Season 1 - Episode 7

Jane decides the best thing for her is to stay away from Rafael, but when her friends insist on taking her to the hot new club that he owns, she finds it hard to avoid him. Elsewhere, Xo and Rogelio each have dinner plans, so Rogelio suggests they have a double date, but the evening doesn’t work out as planned. Meanwhile, Petra is once again scheming to make Rafael’s life more difficult.

star 7.86
548 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: David S. Rosenthal
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Chapter Nine

#18 - Chapter Nine

Season 1 - Episode 9

Jane and Rafael are both concerned about Petra’s true intentions with the baby, especially after they discover one of her shocking secrets. Rogelio is nominated again for a Best Actor award and invites Jane, Alba and Xo to attend the show with him. Xo is about to give up on her dreams, but when she meets her ultimate idol, Paulina Rubio, she has a change of heart. Meanwhile, Michael unveils a huge clue in his ongoing investigation.

star 7.85
511 votes
Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Writers: Corinne Brinkerhoff
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Chapter Ten

#19 - Chapter Ten

Season 1 - Episode 10

As a hurricane rips through Miami, Jane is forced to stay at the Marbella, but the storm soon becomes the least of her concerns. When Rogelio hears about Alba’s condition, he rushes to Xo’s side at the hospital to comfort her. Rafael is reinstated as boss, but he is soon faced with a difficult decision regarding layoffs at the hotel. Meanwhile, Michael helps Alba, but does his best to keep it a secret.

star 7.84
479 votes
Directors: Elodie Keene
Writers: Meredith Averill, Christopher Oscar Peña
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Chapter Thirty-Three

#20 - Chapter Thirty-Three

Season 2 - Episode 11

Jane’s crush on Professor Chavez is popping up in her dreams and she needs to evaluate her feelings towards him. Xo and Jane find Liliana’s engagement ring and think that Rogelio is going to propose. Rogelio IS planning to propose, but with a different ring, one that gets swallowed accidentally by Mateo! Michael comes to a realization about Rose and Mutter.

star 7.83
622 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Michael J Cinquemani
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Chapter Forty-Eight

#21 - Chapter Forty-Eight

Season 3 - Episode 4

Jane and Michael’s housewarming party in their new home hits a snag when they discover they are being evicted for not paying their rent. Rogelio is still trying to break into American television, but needs some unusual help from Rafael. Xo makes a new career choice, but Alba and Jane aren’t convinced this is the one for her. Meanwhile, “Petra” shocks Rafael with what she wants to do with her shares of the hotel.

star 7.83
926 votes
Directors: Melanie Mayron
Writers: Sarah Goldfinger, Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin
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Chapter Seventy-Four

#22 - Chapter Seventy-Four

Season 4 - Episode 10

Jane and Rafael try to be friends; Petra and Jane try to overcome the difficulties of working together; Rogelio thinks he has post-partum depression; Alba tells Jane why she turned down the proposal.

star 7.82
370 votes
Directors: Gina Rodriguez
Writers: Micah Schraft, Paul Sciarrotta
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Chapter Twenty-Six

#23 - Chapter Twenty-Six

Season 2 - Episode 4

As Jane tries to juggle motherhood and school, she forgets to plan Lina’s surprise 25th birthday party leading to friction between the best friends. Rafael tells Jane that he still wants a romantic relationship with her, but she is blindsided when he asks for joint custody. Petra tries to enlist Michael’s help to keep Jane and Rafael apart. Rogelio’s ex-wife, Luciana, is blackmailing him with secrets from years ago to get her role back on “The Passions of Santos.” Meanwhile, Michael gets a new partner and a possible lead in the Sin Rostro case.

star 7.81
627 votes
Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Writers: Paul Sciarrotta
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Chapter Nineteen

#24 - Chapter Nineteen

Season 1 - Episode 19

Jane is desperate to fix things with Rafael and suggests working on a way to help them move past their problems. Xo has been keeping a secret from Rogelio, but when she finally comes clean to him, Rogelio’s reaction surprises her. Alba has a flashback of who pushed her down the stairs. Still dealing with the Sin Rostro aftermath, Michael makes an upsetting discovery about who was involved all along. Meanwhile, Petra finds herself in a dire situation leaving her to save herself.

star 7.81
456 votes
Directors: Robert Luketic
Writers: Emmylou Diaz, David S. Rosenthal
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Chapter Seventy-One

#25 - Chapter Seventy-One

Season 4 - Episode 7

Jane is excited for her first book tour and brings Xo along for fun, but Alba decides last minute that she is going as well. Things take an unexpected turn at their first stop which makes all three ponder what they should do. Rafael and Rogelio’s attempts to take care of Mateo while Jane is away hits a bump, but ultimately might have made things better between them. Meanwhile, Petra thinks she has finally gotten a handle on the hotel, until a new problem arises.

star 7.81
428 votes
Directors: Micah Schraft
Writers: Valentina Garza, Deidre Shaw
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